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October 12, 2017 4:57 PM Anaemia Threatens Lives Of Women And Children

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, has said anemia prevailing rates among women and children in the country are threatening. She said available data indicates that over four in every 10 women are aneamic, representing 48 per cent in adolescent girls and 50 per cent in pregnant women. Mrs Akufo-Addo made this known when she was speaking at the launch 50

October 11, 2017 1:44 AM AIIMS plans to launch mental health programme for schoolchildren

Initiative meant to reach out to students through videos, theatre and group activities The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has tied up with the Mental Health Foundation (India) to start “School Health Clubs”, an initiative aimed at engaging with students to ensure their mental and emotional well-being in the future. Speaking about the programme 52

October 9, 2017 6:07 PM Lucy Quist leaves Airtel Ghana

In a Facebook post titled ‘Climb’ on Monday, Mrs Quist announced that “the time is right for me to move on to the next chapter”. Lucy Quist joined Airtel Ghana in 2014 as the first Ghanaian female CEO of a major multinational telecom company. During her tenure, she successfully led her team to reposition and transform Airtel Ghana into one of the fastest 93

October 9, 2017 6:45 AM Oil stable on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices stabilized on Monday, after a 2 percent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped and on expectations that Saudi Arabia would continue to restrain its output to support the market. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $49.38 per barrel at 0702 GMT, up 9 cents 43

October 8, 2017 3:31 PM Soccer Star, Ex-Warlord, Politicians Seek Liberia's Presidency

Disappointed by the record of Africa’s first elected female president, Kumba Tamba is pinning her hopes on the almighty as Liberia votes for a new leader. The West African nation, founded for freed American slaves almost 200 years ago, is holding presidential and legislative elections on Tuesday that mark the end of the 12-year tenure of Ellen Johnson 66

October 4, 2017 11:07 PM Scottish 0.1% GDP growth is greeted with derision

Scotland’s economic growth slowed dramatically in the second quarter of the year, according to official data. The description by Keith Brown, the economy secretary, of the 0.1 per cent increase as “good news” led to derision from opposition parties and concern from business leaders. The GDP rise for the April to June period was behind even the modest 57

October 4, 2017 5:30 PM Panasonic creates device that counts the calories on your plate

If you’re planning to go on a diet, or if you suffer from serious conditions like diabetes, knowing exactly what and how much you’re eating is essential. In this day and age, we have calorie and nutritional calculators even on our smartphones, but they act only as guides, whereas Panasonic’s revolutionary new device, CaloRieco, actually analyzes the food on your plate 68

October 4, 2017 11:36 AM Single-Window platform is a win-win for all – Bawumia

Vice-President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has said the single-window platform is a win-win for all stakeholders, as it helps to simplify port operations and transactions. Speaking at the opening session of the Sixth International Single-Window Conference and Exhibition in Accra, Dr Bawumia said all stakeholders, including compliance authorities, importers 37

October 4, 2017 9:10 AM Deputy Minister orders pensioners occupying state bungalows to vacate

Mrs Freda Prempeh, a Deputy Minister of Works and Housing has expressed concern about the deplorable nature of government bungalows in the country. She has therefore given three weeks ultimatum to some pensioners who were still occupying state bungalows to vacate or face forceful ejection. Mrs Prempeh gave the ultimatum when she went round to inspect 38

October 4, 2017 8:07 AM Single window to enhance port operations — Bawumia

“The goal of the government is to build the most business friendly economy within Africa. In doing this, we are taking steps to bring fiscal discipline to the management of our economy to provide a stable and predictable environment for businesses to grow,” Dr Bawumia said when he opened the sixth international single window conference in Accra on Tuesday 19